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King's Cross ward had 16 burglaries in May 2013. This was more than in other neighbourhoods in Camden and about the same as this time last year.

Burglaries in King's Cross ward

There were 16 burglaries recorded by the police in this neighbourhood in May 2013, or 3.5 for every 1,000 households – 300% more crimes than in the previous month. This is about the same number as in the same month last year and about the same as the average for this neighbourhood over the past 12 months.

    Where do burglaries happen in King's Cross ward?

    To protect the privacy of victims of crime, the Home Office does not release information about exactly where crimes happen. However, it does release enough information that we can determine approximate hotspots for different types of crime.

    Hotspots are areas where there were significantly more crimes than would be expected if crimes happened at the same rate everywhere in London. This map shows the hotspots for burglaries in King's Cross ward in May.

    How does King's Cross ward compare to other neighbourhoods?

    King's Cross ward had about the same rate of burglaries as surrounding neighbourhoods last month but a lower rate than those neighbourhoods over the past 12 months. It had more burglaries than the average for neighbourhoods in Camden last month but about the same rate of burglaries as the average for Camden over the past 12 months.

    The Office for National Statistics describes King's Cross ward as an ‘inner-city multicultural’ neighbourhood. King's Cross ward had more burglaries last month (and over the past 12 months) than the average for the 174 London neighbourhoods in this category.

    Should I worry about burglaries in this neighbourhood?

    Many people worry about becoming a victim of crime. It's important to remember that:

    Since 1995, the number of crimes in England and Wales has almost halved1. However, if you are worried about crime in this area, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself.

    Six ways to help keep this neighbourhood safe

    1. Find out how to protect yourself from burglaries.
    2. Get in touch with the police safer neighbourhoods team responsible for policing this neighbourhood by email or by calling 07920 233769.
    3. Report local problems like graffiti, fly tipping or broken street-lights.
    4. Pass information anonymously to the police via Crimestoppers.
    5. Join your local neighbourhood watch group.
    6. Ask your local MP, London Assembly member or borough councillor what they are doing to fight crime.

    Wait!

    The information on this page is based on official police records of crime, which is the best available information for estimating local crime trends. However, the figures on this page might not be a complete picture of burglaries in this neighbourhood because:

    The crime rates on this page are calculated based on the number of households. In general, crime rates are a good way to compare neighbourhoods, but they are not completely accurate because there is no way to know exactly how many households are in each neighbourhood.

    In particular, the number of households in King's Cross ward may have been underestimated because the neighbourhood:

    This means that the local rate of burglaries may have been overestimated in comparison to other neighbourhoods. Be careful if you are comparing this neighbourhood with others.

    Burglary rates are particularly difficult to calculate because police records include burglaries of business and other buildings as well as home burglaries. Since there are no available estimates of the number of non-residential buildings in each neighbourhood, the burglary rate can only be based on the number of households in each neighbourhood. This means the burglary rate is likely to be overestimated, particularly in non-residential neighbourhoods.

    1 figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales.